Who Is A Technocrat? Published in:
• The Northwest Technocrat, October, 1953.
• Information brief #25, April, 1954
• The Technocrat, March 1965, No. 213
• The Northwest Technocrat, 4th quarter 1969, No. 237
• TechnocracyTechnate.org 2009
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Wilton Ivie: B.S., M.S. in biology from University of Utah.
Member of Technocracy since 1937. Served on the staff at CHQ. He was the author of Comments on the News which appeared monthly in Technocratic Trendevents, and wrote numerous articles some under the pseudonym ``Techno Critic'', in addition to the numerous articles under his own name. For the last 9 years of his life he worked at the American Museum of Natural History. He died as a result of an auto accident on 8-Aug-1969.
Excerpt from this essay below
Technocracy Is Opposed To: Technocracy as a form of social control is opposed to waste, especially waste of non-replaceable energy and mineral supplies; it is opposed to the inefficient degradation of energy; it is opposed to shoddiness of manufacture; it is opposed to scarcity, especially planned scarcity; and it is opposed to opinionated tyrannies (such as fascism) as a means of social regulation. This is because the physical factors needed in the operation and continuance of a high-energy civilization on this Continent (or any other continent) would be seriously handicapped by the prevalence of any of these.
The resultants of Technocracy applied to the North American Continent would be: The production and distribution of all the goods and services that the entire population of the Continent would require. Reduction of human effort to the minimum that the effective operations of the Continent would permit. The maximization of both Continental and individual security. Obligation of every Citizen to contribute his pro rata share of time and effort in manning the operations of the Continent, which amount would be very meager, indeed, as compared to Price System expectations.
The highest standard of health and education that it would be possible for a society to maintain. The individual human being would derive a great deal more from the system than he or she would contribute to it. Hence, everyone would live on a heritage of unearned wealth, a circumstance which, today, is permitted to only a very few of `the best people.
'This is the only form of social control or government that legitimately can be called a `Technocracy.' There are no technocracies in the world today.
All governments on the earth, now are Price System tyrannies, whether they are autocratic, fascistic, republican, socialistic, or a hybrid combination of two or more of these. The present governments of the United States and Canada are goulashes of all these elements. Propagandists, whether in the economic, political, or religious fields, have had a long experience in, and have perfected various techniques for propagating deception. One of these techniques, as we have already indicated, is that of `association.' The trick is to take something and attempt to influence opinion for or against it by associating it with something else regarding which either a favorable or unfavorable opinion has already been formed.'' end quote, Wilton Ivie.